Friday, October 1, 2010
As you know today marks the first day of October and the beginning to my favorite month on the whole year! I don’t know if this is because my birthday is Oct 11 or if it’s the change in the weather or of course my favorite Holiday of the entire year HALLOWEEN? Maybe it a combination of all three but I just had to celebrate this month with some fun, some spooky and some silly reviews and giveaways!
Now, that brings us to the first giveaway of the event and this awesome giveaway is sponsored by Gifts For All Seasons Etsy Shop. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time I love everything handmade and crafted and that is the way I prefer to shop and when I stumbled upon Gifts For All Seasons on Etsy while looking for sponsors for the Halloween Spooktacular I was immediately mesmerized by the lovely items she had to offer in her shop and after some time of browsing around I decided to ask if she would be interested in being featured right here on The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama and I was beyond excited when she said yes and showed me the prize for the giveaway!
About Gifts For All Seasons (Taken From Shop):
My name is Dianne, and I am a Denver, Colorado native. I have had a love of flowers, and anything growing since I was a small child. When I discovered the art of pressing flowers some 24+ years ago, and learning how to preserve them, it opened up a whole new world of creativity for me. It has taken me many years to perfect this art, and to learn to take these miniature works of art from Mother Nature, and turn each one into something for all of us to wear, use, enjoy, and show an extension of our personalities. The joy I get from this, has turned into a such a passion, that I look at each flower and leaf in my garden, and see a miniature work of art. To be able to turn each into something of a small garden, to wear, use, decorate with, or give as a gift, gives me great joy! :) Perfect gift for any gardener, flower lover, unique, and one of a kind pieces. I have also developed a love of photography, and have been able to freeze some beautiful nature photographs in that moment of time, and offer as greeting cards, or photographs to frame, and to be enjoyed by all. If you have a special request, special flower, or an idea of your own, please feel free to convo me, as I love custom orders! I will do my best to make your idea, and vision a reality.
Each piece in my shop, will be the exact one you will receive. Each is unique unto itself, as no two flowers are alike. Each is created in my smoke free home studio, and each created with great care, love, and passion for what I love to do. I hope each piece brings you as much joy, and happiness, as it brought me in creating it.
Thank you for taking time to visit my shop! Have a lovely day.
Now, I wasn’t given a product to review here on my blog but I do what to tell you my thoughts on the items Dianne has to offer in her shop!
After spending some time browsing her shop I have came to the realize that Dianne is one super talented lady and all of the items she offers in her shop are just beautiful! I swear I could spend quite some time just drooling over the beauties she has listed in her shop. I’ve picked out just a few of my absolute favorites because I knew if I didn’t limit myself to just three of my absolute favorites I would be typing this review all day long!
In the spirit of Halloween the item that has just recently caught my eye and became a must have on my list is this beautiful Scary Jack-O-Lantern Pressed Flower Transparent Resin Star Pendant and I don’t know for sure what has drawn me to this pendant if it’s the striking resemblance to Jack Skellington or if it’s just the beauty of the piece itself!
Also since it’s finally Fall I’m going to keep this review all fall/Halloween themed but I do want to take a moment to mention she has something for everyone and every taste!
The next item on my must have is these beautiful Aspen Leaf Hand Tinted Dangle Earrings! I just love the color of these earrings and they just scream Fall! If I were to get my hands on a pair of these earrings I would defiantly be sporting them all season long!
The last item on my must have, although this was a really hard choice to narrow it down to just three is the Maple Leaf and Skeleton Leaf Sun Catcher or Pendant! I would love to have this as a Sun Catcher on my front porch or as the pendent to use in my car on my mirror!
I love all of the beautiful pieces that Dianne has to offer in her shop and believe me you could get lost for quite some time browsing her beauties! I’m also loving the fact that she provides a very detailed description of the items and the materials used so you know exactly what you are getting when you place an order!
If you are looking for that special unique piece of jewelry to add to your Fall or Halloween wardrobe you should defiantly head over to Gifts For All Seasons and get lost in the beauties!
To purchase and of the items mentioned above and so much more visit Dianne’s shop on Etsy HERE!
Dianne is so awesome, she has offered one of my super lucky (yes, I’m a tad jealous here) readers this beautiful Friendly Ghost and Jack-O-Lantern pressed Flower Pendant (ARV $17) to help get you into the Halloween Spirit!
Here is a description of the above pendant and it’s materials:
I chose bright, pressed vivid Sweet Yellow Clover, and a adorable Jack-O-Lantern smiling back at you, with a friendly ghost popping up from behind to say "BOO" and "Happy Halloween", to create this unique, and one of a kind (OOAK) seasonal piece. The clover, and images are suspended in resin, and appear to be floating. The pendant appears glass-like, but yet is very lightweight to wear. This is done in 3-4 steps with hand poured resin, to give the pendant a 3-D garden appearance. The resin protects, and magnifies the pretty flowers, and images. This measures 1 3/4 inch from top of the silver plated oxided bail to bottom, and 1 1/16 inch wide at the widest point. This is a perfect pendant for someone who loves bright, vivid colors, a flower lover, or gardener. Also for someone who likes the Autumn season, with all the beautiful changing trees. Could be a signature, and a statement piece for the season change, and the Halloween holiday. This will come with an 18" silver plated snake chain, and thoughtfully gift packaged, ready for gift giving, or to keep for yourself. A fun and whimsical piece to wear through out the entire Autumn season. All my pieces are created one at a time, with real flowers that have been picked from my garden, and pressed one at a time, and dried for up to 4 weeks.
Please keep from extreme moisture and heat.
Holidays, halloween, jewelry, pendant, autumn, jack o lantern, yellow clover, autumn, whimsical, bright yellow, orange, ooak, giftforallseasons
Materials: pressed flowers, image, resin, bail, chain, flower press
Now onto how to get your hands on this beauty!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Gifts For All Seasons on Etsy and tell me your favorite item from Dianne’s shop! Please leave me an e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile so I can contact you if you win.
Extra Entries: (Mandatory Entry must be done for any of the following to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and Gifts For All Seasons be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
Giveaway ends Oct 14, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did not receive any of the products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 12:09 PM